The theme of Healthy communities underpins research into human health and functioning across the lifespan. Our researchers work to prevent chronic disease, maximise health and explore human potential in elite sporting performance.
Disability and rehabilitation
We research musculoskeletal and back pain, inpatients and burns, neurological conditions causing disability, cardiovascular systems and rheumatology.
Communication, language, speech sciences and swallowing
We are committed to understanding theories of typical and disordered communication and swallowing across the lifespan.
Healthy lifestyle interventions
Our research focuses on the use of use of digital technology and mobile health to support health decisions and diet and physical activity interventions.
Lifespan health, disability and wellbeing
Our research is in the areas of prevention and intervention, and optimising activities to improve the health and wellbeing of children, women and older people.
Brain, behaviour and mental health
We aim to understand the interplay between basic structures of the brain, cognitive processes, emotional functioning and behaviour.
Physical activity and occupational health
We research the effects of physical activity, sedentary lifestyles and ergonomics on the health and wellbeing of all Australians.
Health psychology and behavioural medicine
We examine the psychological factors associated with health-related behaviour and develop interventions that promote health.
Sports and human performance
We research performance in high intensity settings, including sports, military and industrial environments.
We build the evidence base relating to cancer prevention through improvements in lifestyle behaviours that are known to be associated with cancer risk.
Environmental health and safety
Our research focuses on environmental quality, exposure science and toxicology, safety science and technology and the impacts of climate change.